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Set very close to banks of the River Rhine, this designer hostel is next to the old city gate of St. Alban. It combines historic architecture with contemporary interiors and offers free WiFi and free Mobility Ticket for the use of public transport in Basel.

St. Alban Youth Hostel was designed by the innovative architects Buchner & Bründler. Its reception, lounge and dining area are all one big open space with a modern design and furnishing.

Youth Hostel St. Alban features both bedrooms with private bathrooms and shared dormitory rooms. All have a minimalist design but are still extremely comfortable. Expect lots of wood furniture and large windows.

Set in the heart of Basel, the hostel is just 350 feet from Basel Paper Mill, a paper, printing and writing museum. Basel St. Albantal ferry dock and Hardstrasse tram stop are also 350 feet away. The Basel SBB Train Station is a 15-minute walk away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.7 for a two-person trip.

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Continental, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, Buffet

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  • The staff speaks English

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About Basel Youth Hostel

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  • Hi, Is the BaselCard included when you book a night here?

    Dear Guest Yes, Free BaselCard upon check-in. The reservation confirmation is valid for the use of public transport (2nd class) from EuroAirport or from the Basel rail stations (zones 10 and 13/EuroAirport) to the hotel on the day of arrival (2.)(V)(Spez). On arrival you will then receive a free BaselCard valid for the whole duration of your stay including the day of your departure. regards Matthias


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    Answered on March 2, 2020
  • Do you offer luggage storage?

    Yes we have free lockers in the basement. CHF5 coin needed as deposit.


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    Answered on September 9, 2019
  • Are sheets and towels included?

    All private rooms include sheet and towels. All shared rooms include bed sheets.


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  • Can I check in at 24:00 (midnight) on Thursday?

    Dear guest, most Thursdays, yes - but depending your arrival date - please be more specific! Kind regards, Tobias, Manager


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    Answered on September 3, 2020
  • How much does it cost to rent a lock?

    Bring a 5 swiss francs along as a locker deposit. No foreign currencies possible for the lockers.


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    Answered on September 9, 2019
  • Could you please let me know the route to get to the Goetheanum from the hostel? Thank you

    Hello, take tram nr 10 to Aeschenplatz, then tram nr 3 to St.Alban-Tor. From there follow the sign behind the St. Alban-Tor down the Youth Hostel. Kind regards, Tobias


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    Answered on November 18, 2019
  • Do you have planned events or activities?

    There are many public events in town, please check with us upon arriving.


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    Answered on September 9, 2019
  • It is mis dormatory or separate for female

    We do separate dormitories male/female as much as we can. If the hostel is almost fully booked, however, the room may be mixed. Let us know upon booking, if you would like to stay in a n only male/female dorm.


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  • Is a UK vaccination certificate good enough to stay in a dorm room or do I need a local covid pass?

    Hi, you will need a valid QR code for Switzerland. Check on www.bag.ch. Kind regards, Tobias


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  • Is there a place to park bikes securely ?

    Sure, there is a looked storage room in the basement for bicycles. For motor bikes there is a public parking spot just outside the Youth Hostel.


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    Answered on October 14, 2019
  • I will be flying from Split Croatia to Basel but when I try to book a flight 4 different airports come up. Which is the closest airport to your facility?? Thank you, April

    Euroairport Basel (BSL) is the closest airport. The airport has an exit to France and also to Switzerland. You can cross from one side to the other.


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    Answered on December 5, 2019
  • Do I need a lock for the lockers?

    No, just a coin of 5 swiss francs -as deposit


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  • Is it quiet at night?

    There's a night silence at 10pm, and the hostel is in a quiet neighborhood.


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  • Can I use my own sleeping bag?

    No, sleeping bags are not accepted. We provide sheet, pillow and duvet, including cover.


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Area Info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • Kunstmuseum Basel
    0.3 miles
  • Hoffmann La Roche Head Quarter
    0.5 miles
  • Architectural Museum
    0.5 miles
  • Basel Cathedral
    0.5 miles
  • Pfalz Basel
    0.5 miles
  • Tinguely Fountain
    0.5 miles
  • Basel Christmas Market
    0.6 miles
  • Tinguely Museum
    0.6 miles
  • Palazzo Colombino Basel
    0.6 miles
  • BIZ tower
    0.7 miles
Top attractions
  • Blue and White House
    0.7 miles
  • Marktplatz Basel
    0.7 miles
  • Basel SBB
    0.7 miles
  • Jewish Museum of Basel
    0.9 miles
  • Basel Zoological Garden
    1 miles
  • Badischer Bahnhof
    1 miles
  • St. Jakob-Park
    1.3 miles
  • Schaulager
    1.8 miles
  • Roman Town of Augusta Raurica
    5.9 miles
Natural Beauty
  • River Rhein
    0 miles
Closest Airports
  • Basel-Mulhouse Airport
    4.5 miles
  • EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg
    4.5 miles
  • Bern-Belp Airport
    44.6 miles
How to get to Basel Youth Hostel from Basel-Mulhouse Airport
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1 Restaurant On Site

    Färberkeller

    Open for: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Amenities of Basel Youth Hostel
Outdoors
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
Pets
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Activities
  • Live sports events (broadcast)
  • Tour or class about local culture Additional charge
  • Themed dinners Additional charge
  • Library
  • Ping-pong
  • Game room
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Chocolate/Cookies Additional charge
  • Fruit Additional charge
  • Bottle of water Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kids' meals Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not possible) and charges may apply.
Transportation
  • Public transit tickets
Front Desk Services
  • Lockers
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Indoor play area
  • Board games/Puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • 24-hour security
General
  • Grocery deliveries Additional charge
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Airport shuttle (free)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Packed lunches
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Accessibility
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
Languages Spoken
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
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Check-in

7:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

Check-out

7:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 13 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 1 year
Crib by request
Free

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

The maximum number of cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.

Groups

When booking for more than 10 people, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Maestro Mastercard Visa JCB Diners Club American Express Basel Youth Hostel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Valid CovidPass (>16y.) needed for:
- your overnight stay in a shared room (not requested in private rooms)
- and consumption (breakfast, dinner, etc.) in the restaurant areas of the youth hostel

Guests receive a BaselCard upon check in. This Guest Card includes complementary use of Public Transport within Basel City and surroundings (Zone 10, 11, 13, 14 & 15, including Euroairport), free WiFi, as well as discounts on admission to cultural and leisure activities. Please note that the public transfer (2nd class) from EuroAirport or Basel main train stations to the hotel on the day of your arrival is free of charge with your booking confirmation.

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service hours.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

Please inform Basel Youth Hostel of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about Basel Youth Hostel

  • Guests staying at Basel Youth Hostel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.8).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Vegetarian
    • Gluten-free
    • Buffet

  • The prices at Basel Youth Hostel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Basel Youth Hostel has 1 restaurant:

    • Färberkeller

  • Basel Youth Hostel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Game room
    • Ping-pong
    • Library
    • Themed dinners
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Live sports events (broadcast)

  • Basel Youth Hostel is 0.7 miles from the center of Basel.

  • Check-in at Basel Youth Hostel is from 7:00 AM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Basel Youth Hostel by:

    • Bus 40min

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Basel Youth Hostel (subject to availability):

    • Parking